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Kevin Ng

Vancouver , British Columbia , CANADA

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01. How old were you when you started playing your instrument?/ Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
6

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
We *do* have the best repertoire. And my parents probably appreciated the fact that a) I could carry my instrument myself, and b) the neighbours wouldn't complain about the volume.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'd love to keep performing great music in any capacity - as a soloist, chamber musician, amateur...

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I'm very fond of shopping, eating, and traveling. I'm also far too easily amused by microbiology and immunology.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
No.

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Callas? Neveu? Abbado? Kleiber? This questionnaire is HARD.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
I'm just a little bit obsessed with Frau ohne Schatten right now.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Can I be boring and say Brahms? Though Shostakovich 1 is incredibly fun as well.

09. For returning members: What is your fondest memory from a previous session and/or tour?/ Pour participants vétérans : Quels sont vos souvenirs préférés de la session ou tournée précédente de l’ONJC ?
The emotional wreckage after our last Mahler 9 was fantastic.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
There's really so much to discover and explore - one of the most richly satisfying fields I can think of, and I've considered many!

11. What do you think is the biggest challenge you face in your pursuit of a career in music?/ Quel est le plus grand obstacle à surmonter afin de poursuivre une carrière en musique ?
It's always terribly difficult to balance schoolwork, practice, sleeping, and other people. Everything would be so much easier if each day had 26 hours.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Last year was ever so much fun.

13. How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada?/ Comment bénéficierez-vous de votre participation dans le programme de NYO Canada?
It will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new friends, as well as building on the orchestral and interpersonal skills that I gained last summer at NYOC.

14. Were you accepted to any other summer music programs this year?/ Avez-vous été accepté/e à tout autre programme musical estival cette année?
No - who needs anything more than NYOC?

15. If you weren’t touring with the NYO Canada, what would you be doing during the summer?/ Si vous n’étiez pas en tournée avec NYO Canada, que feriez-vous cet été?
Nothing, probably. It's a good thing I was accepted.

16. What was the proudest moment of your music career thus far?/ Jusqu’ici, quel est le moment de votre carrière musicale qui vous a apporté le plus de fierté?
Surviving the entire Beethoven concerto without collapsing of exhaustion was pretty satisfying, I have to say.

17. What scholarships, if any, have you been awarded in the past year?/ Quelles bourses, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
N/A

18. What awards, if any, have you won in the past year?/ Quels prix, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
N/A - do microbiology awards count?

 
     
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